Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of humanities and social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes; History, Media and Change; Crises: Communities; Safety and Security, Heritage and Wellbeing and Language, Culture and Belonging.

Upcoming events

Mark Moore seminar

2019 Visiting Scholar Seminar Series — Mark Moore

Hominin cognitive evolution: New insights from stone-flaking experiments seminar is presented by Associate Professor Mark Moore (University of New England) on Wednesday March 13, 2019.

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John Schofield

Visiting Scholar Seminar Series — John Schofield

GALAPAGOS: Archaeology and the Global Challenge of Marine Plastics seminar is presented by Professor John Schofield (University of York) on Thursday 21 March 2019.

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Kate Fullager seminar

Visiting Scholar Public Lecture — Kate Fullagar

Three Lives in an Age of Empire: Challenges in Biography and Imperial History is presented by Associate Professor Kate Fullagar (Macquarie University, Sydney) on Thursday 18 April 2019.

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Kate Fullager masterclass

Visiting Scholar Masterclass — Kate Fullagar

A PhD in the Liberal Arts ~ Your Writing, Your Teaching, Your Skills is presented by Associate Professor Kate Fullagar (Macquarie University, Sydney) on Thursday 18 April 2019.

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Research Themes

History Media Change

History, media and change

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Crises community safety

Mobilities, communities and In/securities

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language culture belonging

Language, culture and belonging

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heritage and wellbeing

Heritage and well-being

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